Orange, Calif., Jun 6, 2017 / 01:49 am
Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a terminal illness in Orange, California, her goal is "to do everything I can to have one more second with my kids."
When assisted suicide legislation was officially passed in California in 2016, Packer experienced the ultimate slap in the face: her insurance company denied the coverage of critical chemotherapy treatment that her doctors recommended for her condition.
Her insurance would, however, cover end-of-life drugs for just $1.20.
"It was like someone had just hit me in the gut," said Packer, who shared her story in the documentary, Compassion and Choice Denied.